Design & Publishing . / . WEB . / . Critique . / . 9803 Reviews - Sites Posted in February, 1998
Brothers - Most Popular Site of the February Review listing! This Ogden UT site is geared for automobile
sales, and future car buyers.
*** Charles Downer & Co. (Ontario CANADA) strictly Business to Business middle agency of packaging equipment manufacturers.
*** MAXIMUM Bob!
for music fans aged 10-100, who posesss a sense of humor! The official website for the New York City-area band MAXIMUM bob. Sounds! You can sample from the band's debut CD!
** Swanky a new e-zine for artists of various media to promote artist's of all mediums collaborating and sharing ideas.
Visions Unlimited visionsry art with spiritual/metaphysical orientation. Needs to grow... but we'll be back.
|Lisa sort of sums up WD&R Staffer's opinions
for these Reviews:
"Reviewing this month's sites, the overall reaction was wholly disappointed in all but 2 of the sites, Swanky and C. Downer and Assoc.
Other writers observed:
"... none were compelling nor enjoyable to visit."
As great as the web can be for content, the design aspects have been thrown out the window. When "desktop publishing" was introduced, anyone with a computer thought that they could be graphic designers. Now, the same is happening with the web.
__ It takes more than HTML to make a web page. People are NOT seduced by goofy animated type and gradient fills. I'm thinking of making a web page devoted to design tips for the web for non-designers (I haven't seen any that I thought were satisfactory).
__ The main complaints that I have are that most pages include too much information or too little -- either it's the "let's put all this cool stuff in here" or it's "let's put some centered type and a logo on it."
__ Graphic Designers, we are still needed, even though many people think that all this free info about web page design is available! Our expertise is still valuable. However, I rely on a programmer for lots of networking and web programming advice. I'll stick to my field.
__ Clip art, fonts, and animations do not a beautiful web page make. I suggest that people research nice web pages and (gasp!) read books and magazines on design for some basic advice before embarking on a page design disaster.
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